Final Fantasy VII: Another Side is an AU fanfiction by Mystwalker, an alternate retelling of Final Fantasy VII that combines elements from Crisis Core, Before Crisis, and Dirge of Cerberus. The premise behind the fic is an Alternate Continuity where Genesis causes the Nibelheim Incident instead of Sephiroth. It starts off following the same track as the game, but begins to diverge towards the end of the Midgar Arc.The author stated that this story will be a Trilogy, each installment being equivalent to a Disc like the original FFVII. The first story(found here) is complete, and the second story(called Final Fantasy VII: Another Story) is currently ongoing.Pairings include: Aerith x Zack, Cloud x Tifa, and Sephiroth x Cissnei.
This fanfic provides examples of:
Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene: Lots of them. One especially notable one is when Cissnei tells Sephiroth about her past in File 024 part 3. She also reveals her real name: Rekka. This is also the intended point of the Interludes.
Battle Couple: Happens a lot. Aerith and Zack fight together as long as they're in the same group. Sephiroth and Cissnei had their moment before Cissnei was shot by Nero, and Cloud and Tifa in the Corel Mountains.
Commitment Issues: Cissnei is pretty much a textbook case. In a conversation with Tifa, she admits to having flings in the past but never feeling comfortable enough to enter into a serious relationship. She has admitted to rejecting Zack because she thought she might feel to strongly for him and it's heavily hinted that a one-night stand with one of her former Turk partners somehow caused her to break off the partnership. This is especially apparent in Interlude 005 when she literally runs away from a potential Relationship Upgrade.
I Will Show You X: Sephiroth gets angry at Yuffie for putting something in his shampoo that turns his hair pink. She claims that hurting her will cause an international incident. Sephiroth retorts: "I'll show you an international incident."
Mad Scientist's Handsome Son: Sephiroth despises being Hojo's son and always expresses anger whenever the scientist is mentioned or appears.
Magnetic Hero: Zack. It's implied that Cissnei and Sephiroth would not even be in the party in the first place if their original goal wasn't saving Zack from his Shinra Army Ending, and Kunsel joins for Zack's sake. He's also extremely close to Cloud and Aerith, and was the first of the trio (the other two being Sephiroth and Cissnei) to warm up to Barret and the other members of AVALANCHE.
Manchurian Agent: Cissnei, although Sephiroth manages to cut her off at the pass before anyone gets hurt.
Mercy Lead: Given by Tseng to Cissnei and company in 22 Hours. He gives them a 48 hour head start before alerting the company to their presence in Kalm, allowing them to regroup and escape.
Mistaken for Gay: Cloud while Disguised in Drag, claims there's someone else, and when pressed, says it's Zack, much to his friend's chagrin, and to the amusement of the rest of their friends. Even Sephiroth laughs.
Morality Pet: Blaire seems to be becoming this for Sephiroth, although he's far from a bad guy.
Named Weapons: Quite a few canon ones, such as Zack's Buster Sword, Sephiroth's Masamune, Cissnei's Rekka,which is her real name as well and Shion/Katana's Murasame.
Shower of Awkward: Sephiroth bumps into Cissnei when she's just out of the shower. She's wearing a towel, but Sephiroth is still a heterosexual male, and believe it or not, he starts imagining things about her.
Side Bet: Zack and Yuffie bet twenty gil over whether or not the "vampire" they find in the basement of Shinra Mansion is attractive. Zack wins the bet.
The Spock: Shelke, who acts entirely based off logic and seems confused by the "discrepancies" of others.
The Confidant: Cissnei to Sephiroth. Sephiroth finally has a Jerkass Realization in Interlude 001 when he realizes he's spent the last four years talking about his own problems without once bothering to ask about her past or anything about her.
The Heart: Zack goes out of his way to be friends with everyone in the party, socialize the antisocial, and cheer everyone up during bad times.
The Knights Who Say Squee: Despite never doing it out loud, Cloud has had quite a few internal 'squees' after getting compliments from Sephiroth.
You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Used in Interlude 001. When Cissnei finally gets fed up with Sephiroth calling himself a monster, she lists off all of the things he has done so far that disprove that statement.